Painting and Mixed Media
In alphabetical order by surname.
Kay de Blaauw
- Cooks Beach Artist
I came from a home that was passionate about art and this has stayed with me in adulthood.
Whenever I have a spare moment, you will find me in my studio painting.
I love to experiment with a range of styles and mediums, but my signature style is modern with bold colour and shapes. I also love to play with texture using a variety of techniques and mediums, such as textiles, gesso, metallic paints and gloss varnish.
Lately I have been exploring the layering of printed images as part of the Printmakers Combined group.
When you paint in watercolour you really only have a small window of opportunity to make significant change.
After many years of working with watercolour, I am currently enjoying the freedom of playing with texture and form and taking as much time as I choose.
Shizuyo (Sue) Colquhoun
- Thames Artist
Sue was born, educated and studied art in Japan. "Painting is my friend - gives me lots of joy and thoughts".
Watercolour perfectly expresses the free side of my nature’.
Sue has won many watercolour awards.
Susan Dunster is a Tairua based painter and printmaker. She paints in a fluid, fragmented and abstract manner. She weaves vibrant colours and shapes across the surface so that things dissolve into each other. Susan seeks to express a deeper emotional and spiritual reality beneath the surface appearance of things.
Her childhood influences were her mother and grandmother, both avid craftswomen, whose skilful hands wove in colour and stitches. Susan’s exhibition history dates from the early 1990s and she has exhibited regularly, both in solo and group shows since then. Works are held in collections in NZ, Australia and abroad. Studio visits are welcome at her home on the Coromandel Peninsula. Please phone first to arrange a time – 027 6387 695.
I am a visual artist of light and colour - my work is inspired by colours and seasons using oils, acrylics and pastels as my chosen mediums. Representational art - landscapes and seascapes of local and NZ scenery is my main genre. My works are included in private collections and published in NZ Contemporary and Art Calendars.
Visit and view paintings at my gallery - The Oaks Gallery at 30 Driving Creek Rd, Coromandel.
My paintings are inspired by my encounter with the tumultuous nature of the NZ landscape. I enjoy the way colour and form play off each other, creating natural compositional rhythms. Colour profoundly effects on all aspects of my life, specifically, emotions and moods.
Organic forms and shapes appear everywhere I look, and they evoke a reaction that connects me to nature. The essential, biomorphic forms of the land inspire a freedom and opportunity to play and explore, searching for a visual 'truth' that finds its place between the observed and the deeply personal and transitory nature of experience.
Painting is a process of application coupled with a reductive approach that, through editing, shifts the work into an autonomous spaced of individual expression.
From their home on the water’s edge at Tararu, just along from the gallery, Kathy and Paul Heffernan create paintings, ceramic works and children’s books.
Mr Heff works in a small studio where he makes whimsical and wacky detailed ceramic pieces. Kathy applies the colourful glazes.
Kathy creates large colourful acrylic paintings from her workplace in the lounge. So, the entire house looks like a gallery. Bright and cheerful like Kathy’s paintings.
- Te Aroha
Jewel has been an artist for 34 years. Her career started in France and continued in the USA. She has had many solo exhibits over the years.
She mainly paints without any preconceived idea in mind, creating individual paintings.
Jewel has many collectors of her work throughout the world. Presently she has work in Vienna and Munich, and is writing a book on her journey as an artist.
Gary Nevin lives at Whenuakite and makes his versions of humans and animals.
Visit our garden gallery at 1367 State Highway 25, Whenuakite, Whitianga.
Tony is a realist artist who paints a wide selection of subjects in oil paint.
Tony prides himself in painting images that can be readily recognised and pays attention to perspective and shadowing. His mission is to paint accurate images that have not been stylised nor seek to depict imagined or inaccurate ideas to the viewer.
Tony has been painting for thirty years, and has won numerous awards, including First prize at the 2014 Royal Easter Show.
Originally Tony attended an acrylic workshop by top artist Jan Aldrit Miller, later he converted to oil and attended a course with artist Wendy Leach. Many of Tony’s paintings have found homes in New Zealand and overseas through gallery and art show sales.
Tony is always available to discuss his art with people who appreciate realism in art. Phone 09 578 0332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Google Anthony Norrington Artist.
I'm involved both with ceramic sculpture using stains and oxides and mixed media painting. Usually figurative and in painting I enjoy a mix of acrylic, drawing and collage.
In the 1960's I graduated in fine arts at Elam School of Art Canterbury, specializing in sculpture and some years later did a diploma of Secondary Education. I taught for over 12 years and came to live in Thames some years ago.
Dennis was born in England and has always loved art. After serving in the Royal Navy, he attended three schools of art in England prior to emigrating to New Zealand. He specialised in oil painting for many years. On retirement when he moved to Thames, he joined the Thames Society of Arts. He served on the committee and also organised the Thames Library Exhibition which was shown on a yearly basis for 25 years. Dennis is the delightful convenor of the 'Wednesday Morning' group of artists, and is a Life Member of the Society. He now specialises in pen and watercolour works.
I am of English, Māori (Ngāti Pūkenga), Scottish & Irish decent. I was raised in Tairua on the Coromandel Peninsula, but for the past 30+ years have lived in a beautiful valley in Puriri, near Thames.
I love mixed media! Texture and colour have become my trade marks.
Infusing my art with words, numbers, symbols, sacred geometry, and using collage to create unexpected surprises peeking through the layers, really makes me happy!
My inspiration for creating art is the hope that you will feel intrigued, uplifted, surprised and moved by it. I would like it to remind you of something, maybe an experience, to take you on a journey, spark a bit of magic in your world, inspire you, or simply for you to enjoy the textures and colour.
I want you to see what you see, not necessarily what I see, reflecting life in all of its layers.
But mostly I want you to enjoy the visual and textural experience, whatever that means to you.
Find me on the socials and visit my website www.lisastent.co.nz
Painter and Printer... A kauri tree stands at the entrance to his studio nestled in the native bush. It is here that he gets his inspiration working in acrylic, oil, pastels and printmaking.
The love of colour and movement is what he aims to convey in his work – a loose contempary style.
Vaughan also runs workshops.
Barbara von Seida
Barbara’s gallery is her cliff top home over looking Long bay, Coromandel. Her painting form part of numerous private and corporate collections.
"What you are seeing is the work of a very accomplished artist." Terry (TJ) McNamara - art critic, Mairangi Art Centre Exhib.
Wendy is a full-time mixed media artist residing in Whitianga. She paints both abstract and realistic subjects in vibrant colour and rich texture, using gels, pastes, fluid acrylics and collage. See wendywallsartist.com.
As well as maintaining her art practice, Wendy runs mixed media art workshops in Whitianga for all levels and abilities. She is a Golden Certified Instructor for Golden Artist Colors of New York, and the driving force behind the popular Chasing Mercury Art Workshops.
Lesley enjoys the natural scenery of the Coromandel which inspires creativity to her acrylic paintings.
Largely self taught she enjoys working with different styles and strives to present an original focus.